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Old 03-13-2012, 05:24 AM   #201
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I'm about done building my last parkjet(Sea Dart) of the build season and have some time to get back to ole Nellie, my SC. Have the Emax 450 and custom motor mount sitting in front of me, a 40 AMP brushless esc on the way, have already modded the wheels and have floats in the waiting. She's also already on 2.4 futaba but I do need to mod the battery compartment.

Now for the ailerons. Ready to cut them out but I thought I'd flatten the wing out a little first to take out some of the dihedral. Can this wing be flattened by applying some heat? I was going to hold it over the stove and then manualy try to apply pressure. I suppose when if do that, the stock plastic struts might be too long.

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:31 AM   #202
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How I flattened mine was put packing tape on the ends and laid heavy books on it. Heating and setting books on it I think would do the same

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Thanks Fish,
I haven't flown "Ole Nellie" since early last summer. How is the perfomance difference? Thinking with the Emax 450 and ailerons, she should have some zip even with the floats. I think I will install My Airfield RX and use the Airfield TX I got with the Cessna 182 RTF. Never used it. But I can only store 6 planes on the Futaba 6EX.

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Be carefull how much heat you apply to the wings guy ,it may weaken the foam
at the center of the wing more than it looks like it has.
I made a mini sail plane for my Daughter a few years ago and she ask me to take out some of the bend at the fuse. joint and I over did the heat a smidgen and she said it went crack-pow and came down in many small pieces !!!!!
I felt bad for a long time because I never got enough of the right foam
to build her another one since !!
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Thanks George,

I'll be careful and not apply too much heat. Maybe just enough to help promote the re-shape and then use the heavy books as Fish has suggested. I can see where too much heat would be a problem.

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You are very welcome and I hope it works well for you when your done with the changing to ailerons I have yet to try that on my SCs but hope to on the lipo
powered one !
That makes me interested in your trying it first guy !!
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It will work great I am sure. let us know and show us the final produck Hawk

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Hey fellow HZ Super Cubsters,

I've now completed all the mods I plan on making to my SC/LP:

It's now the Susan G. Komen " Fly for the Cure" Super Cub LP.

Yes, Pink... Maybe I can get some ladies interested in RC- LOL Shhhh !

All Mods complete:
- 2.4
- Brushless emax 480(2220/10)
- 40amp Hurc esc
- APC 10x5e
- Bigger wheels- 2.5 Doobies
- Battery box cut out (11v 2200mah 3S 30 C)
- Ailerons
- Colored 2mil packing tape

I re-purposed an unused Airfield TX/RX combo I had laying around doing nothing. I also have the HZ floats thatI'll use for our June float-fly.

Though I've advanced in skill level and added quite a few higher performing planes to my squadron in the last year, the SC/LP (Ole Nellie) will always have a place in my heart.

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Old 03-26-2012, 02:41 PM   #209
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you should try coupling the rudder and aile. set up together like people carring planes ?
I have thought about it sometimes and have yet to try it ?!?!
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Thanks George,

As an old 1:1 pilot, I can still perform coordinated turns with ailerons and rudder. Re-maidened her on Saturday. Right before takeoff, going through my normal check list, I noticed one of the aileron horns that I had hot-gluded had come loose. Whew ! Close call. Went ahead and screwed it in like I should have done in the first place. Got her in the air and ran some circuits. Trimmed her out and she performed well. There were a few ladies hanging out near the field at the soccer field accross the road and came by to watch the pink plane flying around. So now, I'm going to place some lettering on the top of the wing: "Babe Magnet" LOL

Have a good one !

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Hey fellow HZ Super Cubsters,

I've now completed all the mods I plan on making to my SC/LP:

It's now the Susan G. Komen " Fly for the Cure" Super Cub LP.

Yes, Pink... Maybe I can get some ladies interested in RC- LOL Shhhh !

All Mods complete:
- 2.4
- Brushless emax 480(2220/10)
- 40amp Hurc esc
- APC 10x5e
- Bigger wheels- 2.5 Doobies
- Battery box cut out (11v 2200mah 3S 30 C)
- Ailerons
- Colored 2mil packing tape

I re-purposed an unused Airfield TX/RX combo I had laying around doing nothing. I also have the HZ floats thatI'll use for our June float-fly.

Though I've advanced in skill level and added quite a few higher performing planes to my squadron in the last year, the SC/LP (Ole Nellie) will always have a place in my heart.

-Hawk
Got to admit when I heard you describe your paint scheme I went ahh yuck but looking at you pics she looks very cool. I dig it. Very Nice Hawk. Question for you. Your prop seems small for your power setup. I think it can take a bigger prop 10x7 or even 11. Did you chose your prop by design ror was it an extra? Just curiouse

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #212
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"Babe Magnet" LOL

Have a good one !

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Babe magnet that is a good one LOL

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Hey Fish,

No real good reason for the prop selection. Was following a rec from Headsuprc. Figured it would fly better than the stock 9x9. Ya think a bigger dia. prop with more pitch will perform better? Worth a try. I have the amps with the 40amp esc.

Thanks for the tip !

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Well I am not one to "pick up happy babies". "Flirting with disaster" uses a eflite 480 essentially the same as, yours I think. I use a 11x7 a lot of the times and I use the orginal size batteries that came with the stock SC (cant recall the size at this moment)I also like the way it jumps up into the sky with that prop so I can get CRAZY with it. Maybe the reason I break so many props LOL. If she flys the way you like it than by all means keep the prop you like. Know that you definitly can go up if you decide you want to

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Thanks again Fish,

I'll give the 11 x 7 a try. Did notice with the added power, the take off roll is alot shorter than stock. Anxious to try the floats. Main reason I modded her out in the first place was for our June 3rd float fly on Grapevine Lake. Will the floats skid on grass? Might want to see how she performs in the air with floats attached.

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Will she skid on grass? Oh Yea put a little car wax on the bottom and look out.

Quick plug to my video LOL
Ole reliable stock 3 channel with floats

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Looks great ! Nice flying and great vid ! I'll give it a go next time.

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Here is another just for kicks and giggles

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Well, it had to happen. The stock radio went for a dump yesterday, no throttle function, after 3 years of service.

So, what now? Replace the whole system? Or can one simply get a new receiver? Fact is, I never liked, nor trusted, the 27 MHz, lots of interference, the occasional glitch.

Recommendations?
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Well, it had to happen. The stock radio went for a dump yesterday, no throttle function, after 3 years of service.

So, what now? Replace the whole system? Or can one simply get a new receiver? Fact is, I never liked, nor trusted, the 27 MHz, lots of interference, the occasional glitch.

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Yep upgrade to 2.4 GHZ with a dx6i or better and while you are at it get a brushless motor. You will save weight and a whole different plane

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Originally Posted by TLyttle View Post
Well, it had to happen. The stock radio went for a dump yesterday, no throttle function, after 3 years of service.

So, what now? Replace the whole system? Or can one simply get a new receiver? Fact is, I never liked, nor trusted, the 27 MHz, lots of interference, the occasional glitch.

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I immediately went to 2.4 with my Futaba 6ex. Many clubs make it a requirement now. The 27 is basically a CB channel.

If you simply want to replace it, I'll sell you mine. I was used maybe once?

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Hm. I didn't realise that the system was on 27 until after I bought it, and buying a new system will certainly hit the pension check unless I do some scrimping for a couple of months...

Checked with my LHS (finally found a good one!), and he will have a new rcvr for under thirty bucks. Then I will look around for a new system for it. The Cub is my go-to model while my other ones are under repair or construction.

Thanks for the perspectives guys.
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Hm. I didn't realise that the system was on 27 until after I bought it, and buying a new system will certainly hit the pension check unless I do some scrimping for a couple of months...

Checked with my LHS (finally found a good one!), and he will have a new rcvr for under thirty bucks. Then I will look around for a new system for it. The Cub is my go-to model while my other ones are under repair or construction.

Thanks for the perspectives guys.
TLytte,

I upgraded my 1st gen SC to 2.4ghz (DX6i) and I do not know for sure if the LP is setup the same way. On the 1st gen the reciever/esc are one unit. I had to pick-up an new esc when I converted mine. I got a brushed esc on Ebay for around 13.00-14.00 shipped. I am running the stock motor and gearbox but I switched to a 3s 2200mah 40c lipo. It has more power than it could ever need for a high wing trainer...it can do loops,rolls,inverted flight...ect.

here is the link for the esc...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TURNIGY-20am...item41625c3f1d

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I would trade up to the better system for RX/TX and the seperate esc +lipo
in the SC guy !!!!!
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I bought the emax BL 480 from www.Headsuprc 40 amp Hurc ESC . Added ailerons and use a knock-off orange rx for my Futaba 6EX. All is good. My SC has some getty-up ! Have the floats and she's now ready for our upcoming float fly.

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